Ebola ‘threat to world security’- UN Security Council

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September 2014 Last updated at 01:10 GMT

Ebola ‘threat to world security’- UN Security Council

Health workers  in Liberia take a suspected patient into a treatment centreHealth workers have been struggling to contain the outbreak in West Africa – this woman was one suspected case in Liberia

The UN Security Council has declared the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security”.

The council unanimously adopted a resolution calling on states to provide more resources to combat the outbreak.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned an emergency meeting of the council that the number of Ebola infections was doubling every three weeks.

More than 2,600 people have now died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

Cases doubling

Mr Ban said the “gravity and scale of the situation now…

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